Devoted to American Farmers Regenerating the Land
We are a farmer first company focused on providing farmers, ranchers, and the food and agricultural community education, Regeneratively GrownTM and Regenerative VerifiedTM verification, regenerative agriculture and soil health consulting and research and design. We rebel against the "farm the farmer" mentality and are dedicated to providing the resources farmers need to be profitable all the while improving the land.
It all started with a road trip. After over a year of being isolated due to Covid, we all finally came together again for a soil health tour of the South, Midwest and Great Plains. We went home with the conviction that NOW is the time to really put our passion for regenerative ag and commitment to farmers to work.......together.
Russell and Liz have a diverse skill set that perfectly complements each other. Together we are the #regenrebels, breaking away from the traditional industrial ag and food system. From how to set up a planter, to soil testing, to carbon markets and farmer direct marketing, we have it all. And combined with our team of consultants, our practical knowledge ranges from ranching, row-crop farming to hemp production.
We believe that the foundation of agriculture starts from the ground up with soil/plant interactions. The dynamic biological interactions within the soil provide the key to crop health and profitability. Regenerative Agriculture enhances soil function, leading to soil health and crop resilience. Through education and boots on the ground consulting, the team at Soil Regen can assist you on your journey, from beginning to end.
Meet The Owners
Russell is a first-generation farmer in the foothills of Hickory, North Carolina, where he farms JRH Grain Farms, LLC. Russell is known as one of the most progressive young farmers in the country. Russell has been a featured producer in Top Producer Magazine, Furrow Magazine, and on RFD TV, Ag PhD, and National No-till Farmer for profitably farming by reducing fertilizer inputs and using soil health practices on cash crops . In 2017 he won the North Carolina Corn Yield contest, the first person to win in the state using regenerative practices. Russell's operation focuses on maximizing profits and direct consumer marketing for all their products, including corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, pastures beef and pork. He is the co-founder of Regen Mills and Heritage Ground with Liz, owner of Soil Regen, LLC, and has partnered with Foothills Distillery producing the first bourbon in North Carolina since prohibition. Russell is also the founder of Farmers Reserve Distillery, a farmer owned and operated distillery using regenerative grains to make the finest bourbons, whiskeys and other liquors in the land.
Liz is a soil and ecosystem scientist with experience in soil testing and analyses, carbon and conservation practice modeling, and is the co-developer of the Haney soil health test. Liz’s purpose, drive and passion are helping to improve producer profitability, environmental sustainability, and human health through regenerative practices and soil health. Throughout her career she has developed an expansive network of scientists, thought leaders, consultants, farmers and ranchers within the sustainable agriculture space. Liz loves nothing more than creating community and is skilled at coordinating and conducting educational events, workshops and conferences bringing together today’s leading innovators in regenerative agriculture. Liz is also a co-founder of Regen Mills and Heritage Ground with Russell. Liz is proud to also be a part of farmer owned Farmers Reserve Distillery.
Meet The Team
Soil health, grazing, cover crop, and conservation expert. Jimmy is currently the Coordinator for Mentoring at the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and previous Regional Coordinator for FPAC in OK, TX, NM, CO and KS. He and his wife are the owners and operators of Emmons Farms. Jimmy is the Vice-President of No-Till on the Plains.
Systems thinker and innovator. Loran is an expert in intercropping, diverse cropping systems, engineering and equipment manufacturing. Loran and his wife, Brenda, operate FLOLO farms, growing commodity and specialty crops for food production. Loran is the recipient of the 2020 No-Till Innovator Award
Kansas / Nebraska
Michael farms in Furnas County, NE and Norton County, KS. He is an expert in no-till, cover crops, heritage grain production and grazing in arid climates. His focus on grazing, cover crops and diversity on his farmland has helped to grow his organic matter to 3 percent and keep chemical-resistant weeds at bay. Michael is the President of No-Till on the Plains.
Established by his Great Grandfather Shambaugh in 1848 Seth Watkins is the fourth generation of his family to care for Pinhook Farm located near Clarinda, IA. Today, Pinhook Farm is home to a herd of Angus cattle, several hives of honey bees, a small flock of Katahdin sheep, and five laying hens. In addition to caring for livestock, Seth is a TedX Speaker, serves as a United Nations Food Systems Champion, and serves on the Iowa USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee.
Roy Pfaltzgraff along with his wife Barb and his parents operate a 2200 acre dryland family farm, Pfaltzgraff Farms, LLC, south of Haxtun, CO, where he was born and raised. Roy and his father have created a diverse cropping rotation that minimizes inputs while maximizing benefits from inter-cropping, increased soil health and biodiversity.
Cody is a regenerative bison expert. Cody has managed herds from Texas to Canada using holistic management practices. Cody is also experienced in wildlife habitat restoration and protection. He is an entrepreneur with extensive experience regarding farm to consumer direct marketing.
We focus on bringing real-world applicable solutions to our clients utilizing new and innovative regenerative farming practices and techniques that can be implemented on any operation.
Design and implementation of product and practice utilization. Optimization of soil health and biomass metrics, as a more holistic way of measuring the productivity of the land. Soil, vegetation and ecosystem analysis.
EVENTS AND TRAINING
Organize and facilitate collaborative educational events, training, webinars, and conferences. We have the experience, knowledge, and connections to reach maximum potential with your event. Also available for speaking engagements.